110th Fighter Wing Battle Creek Air National Guard A-10 Thunderbolt IIs

110th Fighter Wing Battle Creek Air National Guard A-10 Thunderbolt IIs


Portage, Michigan (MI), US
110th Fighter Wing: Battle Creek ANGB, Michigan (BRAC 2005 moves most, but not all, A-10 aircraft to 107th Fighter Squadron at Selfridge ANGB, Michigan)

The A-10 Thunderbolt II is an American single-seat, twin-engine, straight-wing jet aircraft developed by Fairchild-Republic for the United States Air Force to provide close air support (CAS) of ground forces by attacking tanks, armored vehicles, and other ground targets with a limited air interdiction capability. It is the first U.S. Air Force aircraft designed exclusively for close air support.

The A-10's official name comes from the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt of World War II, a fighter that was particularly effective at close air support. The A-10 is more commonly known by its nickname "Warthog" or simply "Hog". As a secondary mission, it provides airborne forward air control, guiding other aircraft against ground targets. A-10s used primarily in this role are designated OA-10.
110th Fighter Wing: Battle Creek ANGB, Michigan (BRAC 2005 moves most, but not all, A-10 aircraft to 107th Fighter Squadron at Selfridge ANGB, Michigan)

The A-10 Thunderbolt II is an American single-seat, twin-engine, straight-wing jet aircraft developed by Fairchild-Republic for the United States Air Force to provide close air support (CAS) of ground forces by attacking tanks, armored vehicles, and other ground targets with a limited air interdiction capability. It is the first U.S. Air Force aircraft designed exclusively for close air support.

The A-10's official name comes from the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt of World War II, a fighter that was particularly effective at close air support. The A-10 is more commonly known by its nickname "Warthog" or simply "Hog". As a secondary mission, it provides airborne forward air control, guiding other aircraft against ground targets. A-10s used primarily in this role are designated OA-10.
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